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Offline Disco

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« Reply #425 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 01:11:42 PM »
Sad that they’re making a political statement by holding hands. Very disrespectful.

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« Reply #426 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 02:22:33 PM »
Bunch of LGB&QT+ scum the lot of them.

I might champion those that lost their lives fighting a war to stop a fascist regime that would send gay men to death camps, during a time in which you could be prosecuted for being gay in Engurrland.

But what he didn't die for, was for a single seller on eBay, in no way connected to the Royal British Legion, to sell unofficial rainbow poppies.

Different gays now, but back then, would not have spared any

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« Reply #427 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 03:48:58 PM »
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Offline Thomson Mouse

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« Reply #428 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 04:34:08 PM »
It’s grass art but errr
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« Reply #429 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 05:36:57 PM »
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« Reply #432 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 10:45:02 PM »
The West Ham mascot is terrifying.
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« Reply #433 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 10:52:26 PM »
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Offline loki679

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« Reply #435 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 10:18:58 AM »
To play devils advocate, is there any reason to highlight a soldier's sexuality in remembrance?
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Offline STM

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« Reply #438 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 01:57:16 PM »
To play devils advocate, is there any reason to highlight a soldier's sexuality in remembrance?

Yeah its madness. Anything to shoehorn another sensitive political topic into something irrelevant. You cant say owt though, because you are homophobic.

I dont know why it bothers me, like.  :lol:
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Offline Ian W

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« Reply #440 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 02:55:53 PM »
To play devils advocate, is there any reason to highlight a soldier's sexuality in remembrance?

Yeah its madness. Anything to shoehorn another sensitive political topic into something irrelevant. You cant say owt though, because you are homophobic.

I dont know why it bothers me, like.  :lol:

I guess the way gay people were officially excluded from the forces and had to serve in secret is an issue.

Offline STM

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« Reply #441 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 03:30:37 PM »
To play devils advocate, is there any reason to highlight a soldier's sexuality in remembrance?

Yeah its madness. Anything to shoehorn another sensitive political topic into something irrelevant. You cant say owt though, because you are homophobic.

I dont know why it bothers me, like.  :lol:

I guess the way gay people were officially excluded from the forces and had to serve in secret is an issue.

Fair enough, but its remembrance, it's like saying "remember the gays who lost their life".

I'm remembering all of them.  :lol: That includes any gay people who died. I'm also remembering any of the commonwealth countries like India, who lost a million or so but we dont need an Indian coloured poppy.
Sir Bobby Robson: “What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”

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« Reply #442 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 03:49:40 PM »
I don't think anyone (same) in the LGBT community has said they want/need/demand a rainbow Poppy specifically for them.

Offline Mike

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« Reply #443 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 04:29:44 PM »
Swear the poppies get bigger every year.

Offline Bimpy474

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« Reply #444 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 04:30:27 PM »
American poppies innit.

Offline Darth Crooks

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« Reply #445 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 04:38:27 PM »
Haven’t worn one this year because of all this carry on.

Offline Tyne81

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« Reply #446 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 05:14:10 PM »
Bar the crap I read on Twitter and the likes of here I genuinely don't see the hoorah of wearing or not wearing a poppy. I've mates who are ex services and never a peep, I never wear a poppy for no particular statement I just can't be arsed. I donate and my kids are into it through school but in reality nee one gives a f*** about wearing it apart from the minority of facists on either side and internet geeks.

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #447 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 05:44:25 PM »
I haven’t heard anything about it online or otherwise. A couple of my friends posted a remembrance message today, which seems fine.

I did see the number 21 bus had ‘lest we forget’ on the display at the front, which seems a bit odd.

Offline Thomson Mouse

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« Reply #448 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 05:54:34 PM »
To play devils advocate, is there any reason to highlight a soldier's sexuality in remembrance?

Yeah its madness. Anything to shoehorn another sensitive political topic into something irrelevant. You cant say owt though, because you are homophobic.

I dont know why it bothers me, like.  :lol:

I guess the way gay people were officially excluded from the forces and had to serve in secret is an issue.

Fair enough, but its remembrance, it's like saying "remember the gays who lost their life".

I'm remembering all of them.  :lol: That includes any gay people who died. I'm also remembering any of the commonwealth countries like India, who lost a million or so but we dont need an Indian coloured poppy.

What in the actual fuckitty f*** would an Indian coloured poppy look like? :lol:
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Offline HTT

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« Reply #449 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 06:45:59 PM »
The whole point of the Poppy is lost on everyone these days it seems, even veterans. It’s been hijacked completely. Me I refuse to wear one not because of this, but because it’s not meant to be any kind of symbol of/for remembrance. And most of all, because those brave souls who fought in both wars, they did so in vain because today, there is still no peace on earth for mankind, for some, but not all. How can anyone be proud to wear a poppy to remember the dead who died for nothing, I don’t know! I remember them in thought, in thanks and in trying to spread good will and peace in my own world which is the least I or anyone can do.
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